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Remaining NHT board members should be sacked, says CAPI

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 11:52 PM
Dennis Meadows - File

Lobby group, Citizens Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI), says the remaining board members of the National Housing Trust (NHT) should now be sacked or resign after two members walked away from the troubled board yesterday.



CAPI’s co-convener, Dennis Meadows, says his group welcomes the decision of the trade unionists, claiming that the resignations demonstrate accountability.



He says the Prime Minister, who is under fire for disclosing she only learnt of the December 2012 deal last month, should fire the remaining NHT board members.



Meanwhile, NHT member, O'Neil Grant, says it is unfortunate that politics has caused two valuable members of the Board to resign.



And the NHT has defended its decision to spend $180 million to buy the attraction with another 111 required for upgrading work.



Information has emerged showing that the Government wrote off a $76.4-million investment into the attraction and that NHT chairman Easton Douglas ignored an internal report warning against the purchase.



The Opposition says the purchase was outside the NHT’s mandate and has demanded the sacking of the entire board.



The Prime Minister has announced that the Auditor General is probing the matter.



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